Posts tagged yoga for stress
5 Tips for Teaching Yoga to Students with Disabilities

Yoga has many benefits and those benefits apply to those living with intellectual and physical disabilities as well as the general population.  The beauty of yoga is that modifications are limitless. The class may not look like a typical yoga class but this is where modifications and creativity come into play.  When teaching anything new instructors should be well informed about the audience and prepared to provide a class to meets the needs of those who are participating.  For example, those living with Down’s syndrome tend to have low muscle tone and are susceptible to respiratory problems so yoga poses like warrior, mountain pose and pranayama (deep breathing) and may address those medical issues.

 Here are five tips for teaching yoga to students with disabilities:

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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Yoga Lunge

personally have a love-hate relationship with lunges. I enjoy using it as a transitional move, but to linger and hang out there requires some much needed deep breathing on my part.
 
In a warm up sequence, lunges are sometimes used simply as a transitional move like moving from Forward Fold to Down Dog, or from Plank or Down Dog to Forward Folds or Warrior poses. However, lunges are so much more than your standard transitional move or typical hamstring and groin stretch.

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What Are Mind Body Exercises?

Do you remember Jane Fonda in the 80s or Step Aerobics in the 90s? It’s interesting to reflect on how things evolve and change in life and the fitness industry is no different. As a society we’ve spent years sculpting muscles, gaining strength, and building our cardiovascular system all in the hopes of looking and feeling healthy.

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